Every Friends (Quaker) Meeting for Worship is an experiment. Our worship is based on silence – not a passive silence but a waiting on God and an endeavor to reach a measure of unity with the Divine.
People enter the meeting room in silence. Meeting for Worship begins as soon as the first worshipper arrives. In silence anyone may speak as led by the Spirit. Everyone present takes an active part in the Meeting whether through vocal ministry or through silence.
Meeting generally lasts about an hour. The last ten minutes of Meeting are usually dedicated to “Worship Sharing.” This is a time when anyone can share their thoughts or concerns with the community.
The Meeting closes when Friends briefly take hands with those around them. Meeting for Worship is usually followed by announcements, introductions and delicious snacks.
Halifax Monthly Meeting has previously held our Meetings for Worship at the Atlantic School of Theology and the Ecology Action Centre. We hope to have in person Meetings again soon.
Meanwhile, see our Facebook Page.
Check out quaker.ca for information from the Canadian Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.